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Nov 16, 2013 3:00pm EST
the scenes at archives, museums and historic sites. this week, we visit the third u.s. infancy caisson platoon in arlington, virginia, based in ft. myer, the old guard conducts up to eight honored funerals etch day with horse-drawn caisson teams. work begins at 4:00 a.m. when the horses are washed and the tack is cleaned and polished. near the horse stables is the caisson platoon leather shop. eugene burkes has worked in the leather shop since 1981. we visited him to learn more about the work involved in preparing funeral caissons according to century-old tradition. >> i was currently in acting duty here for 16 years. i retired in 1997. and they brought me back as a civilian. at that time, it was candleten light textiles here. i had no experience at all with tack and harness. i was pretty much self-taught. right now, we have two guys here, and that's their mos now, in which they actually come in and i train those guys on mos. and what we do here is we repair all the harness and tacks from scratch from the caissons and all the horses. we also handle all the logistics. ideally, what we d
Nov 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
the quality check and also setting the book up now to be used online. there's a crop box on each page so all of the content inside that crop box will display online. and once karina verifies that the quality is correct and the presentation is correct she will upload the book. it takes 24 to 48 hours for the book to appear on our website. once you look at the item on our website, there's a couple different ways to look. we have the inbrowser reader to browse through, search the text and view in a number of ways depending on your preference. there's a number of file formats to download as well. a pdf, a kindle file and an e file if you have the ebook reader. we can scan 800 to 1,000 pages an hour. combined with all of the steps it takes roughly an hour. this is per book. we have over three million books online. when we digitize books we put the images online and put it in lots of different formats. we can make it in pdf, the kindle the nook and we have to keep converting these materials to new formats. the one i'm excited about is the talking book that is made available to the blind of dyslexi
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